A bicyclist was seriously injured yesterday on West Main Road. Our prayers are with the cyclist and his family.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The following incident was reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
Around 11:32 Friday night, 36-year-old Eddy Gomez of Newport was hit by an alleged drunk driver while riding his bicycle on West Main Road. He was taken to the Newport Hospital and then to the Rhode Island Hospital. His condition is not known at this time, but his injuries were considered major. The driver, Jacob Voelz, 32, of 969 West Main Road, Middletown was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated that involve bodily harm, a felony. Police said when they arrived on-scene on West Main Road near Applebees, the victim was conscious but was bleeding from his mouth and unable to respond. There was a large dent on the passenger side of the vehicle's hood and the front windshield was severely cracked, said police. A witness …